Lexington 20/20 Vision Survey

Lexington 20/20 Vision Survey

 
Lexington is a vibrant, active and diverse community whose residents are invested in the Town's character and sense of community. In 1999, the 20/20 Committee was formed by the Town's three elected boards — the Selectmen, the School Committee, and the Planning Board — to engage a wide range of Lexington's citizens in developing a vision of Lexington's future that can guide the Town's decision making. The 20/20 Committee has regularly used community meetings, surveys, focus groups, and working groups on specific topics to formulate and refine a long-range vision for the Town. The vitality and legitimacy of our work has depended on the participation of thousands of residents.

This year, to keep the Town forward-looking, the 20/20 Committee, with support from the three elected boards, is again seeking citizen participation in identifying the aspects of our Town that are of greatest interest and concern. The results of this survey will be broadly shared with the Town's decision makers, and will guide both their decision-making and the 20/20 Committee in identifying areas deserving further review. We need your input to assure that our planning reflects the community’s shared vision. The Board of Selectmen, the School Committee, and the Planning Board are specifically hoping to use information from this survey to inform their understanding of community perspectives.

Please take a few minutes to complete the following questionnaire.
Be assured that your responses will be anonymous and that they will be kept confidential.
Findings will be presented in terms of aggregated data, not individual responses.
Your replies will help inform decision-making in our Town as we move toward the future.

PART ONE: For each item in the left-hand column of the following tables, please indicate (by clicking on the appropriate button for your response):

1) how important the item is to you in preserving or improving Lexington,
2) how you would rate the current performance of the Town with regard to the item, and
3) which item is most important to you within each list of items.
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1. Table 1A: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Importance
How important are each of the following items to you in preserving or improving
Lexington?
ExtremelyVerySomewhatNot veryNot at all
Attracting additional business developments
Having a vibrant downtown that attracts residents and visitors
Capitalizing on the Town’s history to attract a large number of tourists
Providing supportive regulatory framework for economic development
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2. Table 1B: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Current Performance
How would you rate the current performance of the Town with regard to each of the following items?
ExcellentVery goodGoodFairPoorDon't know
Attracting additional business developments
Having a vibrant downtown that attracts residents and visitors
Capitalizing on the Town’s history to attract a large number of tourists
Providing supportive regulatory framework for economic development
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3. Table 1C: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Please indicate which ONE of the items in the list below is MOST important to you:
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4. Table 2A: EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE - Importance
How important are each of the following items to you in preserving or improving Lexington?
ExtremelyVerySomewhatNot veryNot at all
Ensuring high quality of public schools
Providing life-long learning opportunities for residents
Attracting and retaining high quality teachers
Maintaining grounds and buildings of public schools
Planning for the future of the educational system
Delivering public education cost-effectively
Providing adequate funding for education
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5. Table 2B: EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE - Current Performance
How would you rate the current performance of the Town with regard to each of the following items?
ExcellentVery GoodGoodFairPoorDon't Know
Ensuring high quality of public schools
Providing life-long learning opportunities for residents
Attracting and retaining high quality teachers
Maintaining grounds and buildings of public schools
Planning for the future of the educational system
Delivering public education cost-effectively
Providing adequate funding for education
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6. Table 2C: EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Please indicate which ONE of the items in the list below is MOST important to you:
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7. Table 3A: ENVIRONMENT - Importance
How important are each of the following items to you in preserving or improving Lexington?
ExtremelyVerySomewhatNot veryNot at all
Protecting open spaces from development
Preserving the environment in open spaces
Minimizing impact of individuals, businesses and government on the environment
Reducing energy consumption by individuals, businesses and government
Maintaining use of agricultural/farm lands
Providing citizen education about sustainability
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8. Table 3B: ENVIRONMENT - Current Performance
How would you rate the current performance of the Town with regard to each of the following items?
ExcellentVery GoodGoodFairPoorDon't Know
Protecting open spaces from development
Preserving the environment in open spaces
Minimizing impact of individuals, businesses and government on the environment
Reducing energy consumption by individuals, businesses and government
Maintaining use of agricultural/farm lands
Providing citizen education about sustainability
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9. Table 3C: ENVIRONMENT
Please indicate which ONE of the items in the list below is MOST important to you:
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10. Table 4A: PHYSICAL CHARACTER - Importance
How important are each of the following items to you in preserving or improving Lexington?
ExtremelyVery SomewhatNot veryNot at all
Preserving the Town’s historic areas and structures
Making Town’s historic areas and structures accessible to all residents and visitors
Preserving the physical character of residential neighborhoods
Enhancing the physical environment of the Town Center
Managing the flow of traffic through Town
Ensuring adequate, convenient parking in the business districts
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11. Table 4B: PHYSICAL CHARACTER - Current Performance
How would you rate the current performance of the Town with regard to each of the following items?
ExcellentVery Good GoodFairPoorDon't Know
Preserving the Town’s historic areas and structures
Making Town’s historic areas and structures accessible to all residents and visitors
Preserving the physical character of residential neighborhoods
Enhancing the physical environment of the Town Center
Managing the flow of traffic through Town
Ensuring adequate, convenient parking in the business districts
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12. Table 4C: PHYSICAL CHARACTER
Please indicate which ONE of the items in the list below is MOST important to you:
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13. Table 5A: POPULATION DIVERSITY - Importance
How important are each of the following items to you in preserving or improving Lexington?
ExtremelyVery SomewhatNot veryNot at all
Welcoming diverse groups of people
Ensuring housing is available for a diverse population
Offering gathering places for diverse ages and interests
Providing books and other materials for a diverse population in the library
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14. Table 5B: POPULATION DIVERSITY - Current Performance
How would you rate the current performance of the Town with regard to each of the following items?
ExcellentVery Good GoodFairPoorDon't Know
Welcoming diverse groups of people
Ensuring housing is available for a diverse population
Offering gathering places for diverse ages and interests
Providing books and other materials for a diverse population in the library
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15. Table 5C: POPULATION DIVERSITY
Please indicate which ONE of the items in the list below is MOST important to you:
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16. Table 6A: TOWN GOVERNMENT - Importance
How important are each of the following items to you in preserving or improving Lexington?
ExtremelyVery SomewhatNot veryNot at all
Acting with integrity
Balancing short-term needs with long-term issues
Acting in a fiscally responsible manner
Living within constraints of Proposition 2 1/2
Making information on decisions and actions easy to obtain (including acting in a fiscally transparent manner)
Capitalizing on the diversity of the Town’s population
Encouraging citizen participation in Town affairs
Participating in regional groups to share resource, services and ideas
Planning for the long-term future
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17. Table 6B: TOWN GOVERNMENT - Current Performance
How would you rate the current performance of the Town with regard to each of the following items?
ExcellentVery GoodGoodFairPoorDon't Know
Acting with integrity
Balancing short-term needs with long-term issues
Acting in a fiscally responsible manner
Living within constraints of Proposition 2 1/2
Making information on decisions and actions easy to obtain (including acting in a fiscally transparent manner)
Capitalizing on the diversity of the Town’s population
Encouraging citizen participation in Town affairs
Participating in regional groups to share resource, services and ideas
Planning for the long-term future
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18. Table 6C: TOWN GOVERNMENT
Please indicate which ONE of the items in the list below is MOST important to you:
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19. Table 7A: TOWN SERVICES (Police, Fire, Public Works, Library, Human Services, Recreation, etc.) - Importance
How important are each of the following items to you in preserving or improving Lexington?
ExtremelyVery SomewhatNot veryNot at all
Ensuring public safety (police, fire and emergency medical services)
Maintaining roads and sidewalks (including street cleaning, snow removal, pick-up of debris, timely repairs)
Offering sports fields and facilities for diverse activities, including recreation
Providing comprehensive library services
Providing quality services and facilities for senior citizens
Delivering Town services in a responsive and friendly manner
Delivering Town services cost-effectively
Allocating adequate money for Town services
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20. Table 7B: TOWN SERVICES (Police, Fire, Public Works, Library, Human Services, Recreation, etc.) - Current Performance
How would you rate the current performance of the Town with regard to each of the following items?
ExcellentVery GoodGoodFairPoorDon't Know
Ensuring public safety (police, fire and emergency medical services)
Maintaining roads and sidewalks (including street cleaning, snow removal, pick-up of debris, timely repairs)
Offering sports fields and facilities for diverse activities, including recreation
Providing comprehensive library services
Providing quality services and facilities for senior citizens
Delivering Town services in a responsive and friendly manner
Delivering Town services cost-effectively
Allocating adequate money for Town services
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21. Table 7C: TOWN SERVICES (Police, Fire, Public Works, Library, Human Services, Recreation, etc.)
Please indicate which ONE of the items in the list below is MOST important to you:
22. Are there issues, other than those we have identified, that you feel are important to consider when preserving or improving Lexington? If so, please indicate those in the space below:
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23. As the Town plans for the future, it is necessary to balance the needs and interests of all citizens. In order to help us better do this, the following question asks you to rate each of the areas for planning identified above. Please allocate 100 points among the following items in terms of their importance to you.

Please be sure that your total point allocation adds up to 100%. (Each category must be allocated a whole number).
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24. Taking everything into account, on a scale from 1 to 10 (where 1 = not at all satisfied and 10 = extremely satisfied), how satisfied are you currently with Lexington as a place to live? (Please choose the response that best indicates your degree of satisfaction.)
1: Not at all satisfied2345678910: Extremely satisfied
25. What potential changes that might occur in Lexington most concern you? (Please indicate your answer in the space provided.)
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